Episode 105 – Hello Again, You Old Romeo

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×1 Buffy vs. Dracula and Doctor Who 7×9 Hide

Buffy vs. Dracula

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by David Solomon

Season 5 opens with Buffy encountering the most famous vampire of all. Discussion points include:

  • Fiction comes to life
  • Allusions to Stoker’s Dracula
  • The power struggles between Dracula & Buffy
  • Giles prepares to pass the torch
  • The Whedony tone
  • Introducing Michelle Trachtenberg
Hide

Written by Neil Cross; Directed by Jamie Payne

The Doctor and Clara investigated a haunted house on the English moors. Discussion points include:

  • Why Kat loves “Hide”
  • Palmer & Emma as echoes of the Doctor & Clara
  • “We’re all ghosts to you”
  • Clara’s caution
  • The TARDIS and Clara team up
  • “Every lonely monster needs a companion”

Next time:  Doctor Who 7×10 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and Angel 2×1 Judgment.

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About Katherine Sas

I graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature. I'm a student of all things arts and humanities, in particular Tolkien, the Inklings, and the fantastic and imaginative tradition in storytelling.

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